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Multiple Origins for the Surname Rucker


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Rucker Early Origins



The surname Rucker was first found in Hessen, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied and enrolled by the princes of the region. In their later history the branches became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. Chronicles first mention Betz Ruecker of Schweinfurt in 1388 and Peschklle Ruecker of Glatz in 1343. The variation Rueckert is the more recent, and Rueckhardt first appears in the 16th century.

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Rucker Spelling Variations


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Rucker Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rucker, Ruecker, Ruckers (northern Germany), Ruckert (Franconia, Silesia), Rueckert, Rueckhardt, Ruckhardt, Rueckhart, Ruckhart, Ruckers, Rueckers, Rukker, Rucker, Ruck, Rucke and many more.

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Rucker Early History


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Rucker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rucker research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1545, 1550, 1594, 1631, 1667, 1689, 1788, 1834, and 1866 are included under the topic Early Rucker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rucker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rucker Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rucker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rucker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Rucker, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764
  • Jonathan Rucker, who landed in Mississippi in 1799

Rucker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ludwig Rucker, who arrived in America in 1834
  • Johann Georg Rucker, who landed in America in 1838
  • Georg Rucker, who landed in America in 1847
  • Elise Rucker, who arrived in America in 1848
  • Johannes Rucker, who arrived in America in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rucker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rucker (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Casper Bell Rucker (1886-1948), American Chief of Staff 8th Service Command (1942-1945)
  • Joe Rucker (b. 1976), American country music musician
  • Keith Rucker (b. 1968), former American football defensive tackle
  • Robert M. Rucker, American jazz drummer, music teacher, and composer
  • Sandra "Sandy" Rucker (b. 1987), American figure skater
  • Tinsley White Rucker Jr. (1848-1926), American politician, soldier and lawyer
  • William Waller Rucker (1855-1936), U.S. Representative from Missouri
  • Edmund Winchester Rucker (1835-1924), Confederate officer during the American Civil War
  • John Joel Rucker (1917-1985), American Major League Baseball player
  • Allen Rucker (b. 1945), American writer and author
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Rucker


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Suggested Readings for the name Rucker



  • The Rucker Family of South Carolina, 1752-1983 by Brent Holcomb.

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Rucker Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
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    The Rucker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rucker Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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